Storms and Hurricanes

Winter Storm Leaves 100,000 Homes and Businesses Without Power, Causes Extensive Flight Delays

Winter Storm Leaves 100,000 Homes and Businesses Without Power, Causes Extensive Flight Delays

Snow, sleet, and ice.   These were words uttered by dozens of local television and radio weather forecasters in the Midwest and Northeast Monday as a winter storm moved through those regions.
In a few areas, those forecasters had to add, “Danger of downed power lines” as high winds in Ohio toppled trees and telephone poles and left thousands without electricity.
In eastern North Dakota, officials had to issue a travel advisory for …

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Promises to Trip Up Travel Home This Weekend

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Promises to Trip Up Travel Home This Weekend

A bomb cyclone will travel across much of the country starting with snow, rain, and high winds in the West.  As the storm tracks east, it will bring blizzard conditions to the Northern Plains mid week and snow and wind in the Plains and upper Midwest on Friday.
The storm became a bomb cyclone Tuesday thanks to its incredibly fast rate of intensification.
From there, the storm is forecast to continue moving …

Thanksgiving Travel ‘Very Difficult’ as Winter Weather Strikes Much of the U.S

Thanksgiving Travel ‘Very Difficult’ as Winter Weather Strikes Much of the U.S

Two major storms have made it impossible for some to travel over the river and through the woods on Thursday, which is a holiday in the United States.
More than 55 million people are expected to – or at least had hoped to –  travel in the course of the holiday weekend.
“Widespread winter weather, flash flood and wind watches, warnings and advisories are currently in effect from the National Weather Service …

Holiday Travel ‘Difficult to Impossible’ as Major Winter Storm Strikes

Holiday Travel ‘Difficult to Impossible’ as Major Winter Storm Strikes

Just as millions of Americans were preparing to start off to their holiday destinations, a powerful winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow over parts of the Rockies.
The National Weather Service has announced winter storm warnings and advisories from Oregon to Arizona and a flash flood watch from north of Anaheim to the border with Mexico.
“Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including Wednesday and Thanksgiving,’’ it said. …

At Least 7 Dead as Violent Storms Hit France, Greece, and Italy

At Least 7 Dead as Violent Storms Hit France, Greece, and Italy

At least seven people are dead following a series of violent storms that swept through France, Greece, and Italy over the weekend.  Thousands remain without electricity after flash floods left a trail of “biblical destruction,” as reported in Greek newspapers
A landslide in northwestern Italy near the town of Liguria caused a viaduct on the A6 autostrada to collapse.  No one was injured when the bridge collapsed, said officials at Autostrada …

3 Storms to Make Thanksgiving Week Travel Miserable

3 Storms to Make Thanksgiving Week Travel Miserable

As nearly 55 million people in the United States prepare to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday – an estimated 49 million on the roads – a forecast that includes severe winter weather in some parts of the country has some leaving for grandmother’s house and other destinations a bit earlier than usual.
While the forecast is still subject to change, it’s nonetheless likely that many holiday travelers will encounter inhospitable conditions …

Arctic Blast ‘Like the Middle of Winter’ Hits Over 240 Million People in the U.S., Over 17,000 Flights Delayed

Arctic Blast ‘Like the Middle of Winter’ Hits Over 240 Million People in the U.S., Over 17,000 Flights Delayed

Record cold temperatures spread from the Midwest into the East Cast as far south as parts of Texas, resulting in travel chaos.
“An early blast of cold arctic air will consume much of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. over the next few days, making it feel like the middle of winter,” the National Weather Service said.
The storm has been compared to the “Blue Nother” of 1911, which brought record cold …